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YouTube TV prices are going up to nearly $50 a month
Posted On April 11, 2019
The price of a YouTube TV subscription is going up by $10 to $49.99 a month.
The Google owned company announced the price hike in a blog post Wednesday. YouTube said it was raising prices to bring customers “the best service possible.” The company said it was adding eight channels owned by cable network Discovery, including the namesake Discovery channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC and Animal Planet.
YouTube also plans to add the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network later this year. That network is a joint venture of Discovery and Winfrey’s Harpo production company. The price increase for YouTube’s premium product is the second for YouTube since it launched the TV plan in 2017. Prices started at $34.99 a month and went up to $39.99 in March 2018, also prices are going up even more for people who get YouTube TV through Apple. That plan will now cost $54.99 a month.
YouTube is not the only skinny bundle service to raise prices, either. AT&T recently announced plans to raise the price of its DirecTV Now live TV service. And Hulu just raised the price of its Live TV product by $5 a month to $45.